UN Young Professionals Programme (YPP) 2020

The application period for the 2020 UN Young Professionals Programme (YPP) (YPP) exams is now open.

The Young Professionals Program (YPP) is a recruiting initiative for talented and highly qualified professionals to begin a career as an international civil servant at the United Nations Secretariat. It consists of an entrance exam and professional development programs once successful candidates begin their career at the UN. It is a two-year internship for young professionals under the UN Young Professionals Program.

Depending on the UN staffing needs, applicants are invited to apply for different examination subjects. Descriptions of responsibilities, expected competencies, and educational requirements differ by area.

The world looks to the United Nations for solutions to complex problems everywhere; from ending conflicts and alleviating poverty, to fighting climate change and defending human rights. The topics on their agenda are multiple and diverse, as are the careers they offer. Among its ranks, you’ll find staff members who oversee elections, disarm child soldiers, coordinate humanitarian crisis relief, and provide administrative and logistical support to carry out complex mandates. These are just a few examples among many other equally critical and necessary functions.

The wide range of jobs means that you can change roles, departments, geographic locations, and even organizations or fields of work throughout your career at the Organization.

Does it motivate you to make a difference? Are you selfless and motivated to be part of a larger purpose in the service of humanity? And is it hope and strength of character traits that will guide your zeal to make a difference in a complex world?

Are you the type of person who will travel and work anywhere anytime?

Do you thrive in an environment that is truly international and multicultural, that respects and promotes diversity, and functions at its best through the efforts of teams of different people?

These are some of the characteristics that you will find in the UN staff. They want people with integrity. Fair, impartial, honest and truthful people. They want dynamic and adaptable people who are not afraid to think creatively, who are proactive, flexible and responsive.

If you think you embody these values, this is the place for you and your career. Apply for the UN Young Professionals Program.

Here are some of more details about UN Young Professionals Programme (YPP) 2020

Deadline is October 31, 2020

Financial coverage: Paid

Eligible Regions: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Cyprus, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Iran (the Islamic Republic of), Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (the Federated States of), Monaco, Montenegro, Mozambique, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Suriname, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan.

DeadlineOctober 31, 2020

Eligibility Criteria :

  • The YPP exam is held once a year and is open to nationals of the countries participating in the annual recruitment exercise. The list of participating countries is published annually and varies from year to year.
  • You must have the nationality of a participating country.
  • You must have at least a bachelor’s university degree relevant to the examination subject you are applying for.
  • You must be 32 years old or younger in the year of the exam.
  • You must be fluent in English or French.

Benefits :

LISTING AND PLACEMENT: Young professionals who pass the exam will be included on the YPP list of successful candidates. They may be considered for P-2 positions at any duty station or peacekeeping operation of the United Nations Secretariat. Job offers to selected candidates are made on an ongoing basis, but placement is done quarterly and is carried out centrally 4 times a year. Candidates who refuse to participate in the placement exercise will be removed from the list. The list of successful YPP candidates on the roster lasts for two years from the beginning of the first quarterly placement that takes place after the conclusion of the examination cycle. The UN cautions that while every effort will be made to secure employment for successful YPP candidates, it cannot guarantee them a job. The placement of the list is carried out according to the needs of the Organization and with the availability of positions.
ASSIGNMENTS AND ROTATION: First assignment. Initially, the selected candidate will be appointed for two years (initial assignment). Prior to the start of the initial assignment, candidates will attend a two-week orientation program. Second assignment. Upon completion of the first assignment, the candidate will be designated for the second assignment at a different duty station.
REMUNERATION AND BENEFITS: Young professionals who passed the UN YPP exam and were employed at the United Nations receive an attractive pay package with competitive salaries and benefits. According to official UN data, the average salary for the entry-level position (P-2 / P-3) in New York ranges from $ 63,625 to $ 105,300 per year.

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